European Studies Courses in London

From emperors to émigrés, revolutions to superpowers, look at the events that shaped and are shaping modern Europe. With the continent’s rich history of conflicts, cultures and coalitions – courses offer detail into the most significant events and periods in European history.

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  1. German chancellors from Bismarck to Merkel

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course tutor Rudolf Muhs. Full course outline available later in June.;.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. The legacy of Muslim Spain

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the key phases of Muslim Al-Andalus, covering its rise and fall. We will also examine the lasting impact of Muslim people and culture on Spain in its art, architecture, ideas and language as well as Christian and Jewish responses to the Muslim influence.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Modern France: from the Paris Commune to the Vichy Regime

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    After uncertain beginnings, the Third republic managed to survive numerous crises until the defeat of 1940 sealed its fate. Re(discover) this exciting period, its actors and how their policies shaped modern France. Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Reformation Europe

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The rise of Protestantism in sixteenth century Europe led to fundamental changes in world history which continue to reverberate today. How did Martin Luther, a monk of Wittenberg, ignite what we now call the Reformation?
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  5. The rise and fall of Spain as a global power

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through interactive lectures and discussions, explore how and why Spain emerged as dominant European and Global power in the 16th and 17th centuries and reasons for its subsequent decline, losing its last colonies in the Americas by 1900. Finally we shall examine the legacy of empire. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  6. Charles V

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ruler of much of sixteenth century Europe and the Americas. Charles V battled in vain against the rise of Protestantism and the Ottomans. An enigmatic man, he would relinquish everything and end his days in prayer.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. The Russian Revolution of 1917

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Just over a 100 years ago two revolutions swept through the Russian Empire. The second, October 1917, is a pivotal moment in modern world history, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. This introductory interactive lecture course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Mystics and reformers from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What constitutes a holy man/woman? How did theses outstanding individuals influence not only their peers but people in later centuries? Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  9. Politics, society and culture in Weimar Germany (1918-1933)

    Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course tutor is Rudolf Muhs. Full course outline available later in June.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. History of ideas: The Enlightenment and the modern state - the illusion of freedom

    Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A society planned through an enlightened, rational state was supposed to abolish tyranny, poverty and injustice but instead laid the foundations for 20th century totalitarianisms, what went wrong?
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  11. Fraternal twins: comparing Italian Fascism and National Socialism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course taught by Rudolf Muhs. Full outline will be available in late June.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Habsburg Spain: religion, inquisition and warfare

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How the Habsburg rulers, including Phillip II, turned Spain into a major European and global power and the standard-bearer for Catholicism during the Reformation, fighting Protestantism in England and the Low countries.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  13. The Russian Civil War: 1917-1922

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Russian civil war (1917 - 1922) took place in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. While

    many factions vied to determine the course of Russia's future, the two largest groups were the Red Army (led by Lenin) and the White Armies (led by former officers of the Tsarist state). Tutor: Gregor Davey.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Spain in the twentieth century

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Civil war, dictatorship and democracy – how Spain’s past, present and future clashed on key issues including democracy, fascism, Catalan separatism, conservatism and the Catholic church and the drive for modernisation.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. The Medieval Apocalypse: visions of the End

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did our medieval ancestors explain the End Times? We look at texts and illustrations to see how the End of the World was imagined and identify the warning signs that fostered a number of (luckily false) predictions! Tutor: Vanessa King.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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